Faro Convention Action Plan
The Faro Convention Action Plan is designed to translate the Faro Convention principles into practice.
It aims to illustrate the richness and novelty of the principles of the Faro Convention, as well as providing possibilities for interpretation in relation to current societal challenges. It provides field based knowledge and expertise for member States to better understand the potentials of the Convention; it helps the Secretariat to highlight and study specific cases in line with the political priorities of the Organisation; offers a platform for analysis and recommendations for further steps; and encourages member States to sign and ratify the Convention.
Promotion of the Faro Convention can take place at community, national and international levels through Faro Convention talks, Faro Convention meetings and Faro Convention labs. Member states can contact the Secretariat for assistance in promoting the Convention.
The “Faro Convention Network” consists of groups of practitioners and facilitators of community-based actions in towns and territories in the Council of Europe member States who go through a process of valuing their local heritage assets in line with the principles and criteria of the Faro Convention.
Faro Convention tools are an active learning platform where the Faro Convention Network builds on its good practices, and generates dynamic dialogue among practitioners, facilitators and heritage actors. Through ongoing action-process-reflection, the Convention keeps its dynamic elements of redefining its principles and contributing to a better understanding of the Faro spirit and its implications at local, national and international levels.
Faro Convention Spotlights focus on specific actions in line with the political priorities of the Organisation, putting these priorities in the spotlight through projects. These actions actively investigate the possible role of heritage in addressing societal challenges.
The Faro Convention is open to interpretation, as its principles and criteria call for periodic review as the Faro Convention Network expands. Consequently, its implementation should be flexible and creative, inspiring new initiatives to demonstrate the role of heritage in addressing societal challenges.
CoE/EU joint project
“The Faro Way: enhanced participation in cultural heritage” is a Council of Europe / European Commission Joint Project which aims to encourage that increased role of communities in heritage governance through the promotion of the Faro Convention principles.